Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,251
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,281,093

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,251
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Partners International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,281,093

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 236,553

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 112,200

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13110 records found.